Second Scottish Adoption Activity Day to be held in May

As part of the pilot of Adoption Activity Days as a way of finding families for children requiring adoption, Scotland’s Adoption Register is running a second event, to be held in the North East of Scotland in May. Adoption Activity Days provide an opportunity for adopters to directly meet children waiting to be adopted. The day involves a whole range of…

Adoption Exchange Days – dates set for June and September

Dates for the next two Adoption Exchange Day have now been confirmed. 1. MONDAY 13th JUNE, THE BRUNTON, MUSSELBURGH 2. FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, ALMADA House (South     Lanarkshire Council HQ), HAMILTON Particular thanks to East Lothian Council for supporting the June event by arranging for the excellent facilities at ‘The Brunton’ – a recently…

New strategy for Looked After Children

Getting It Right For Looked After Children And Young People Strategy The Scottish Government has published its new strategy for Looked After Children and Young People. The strategy outlines three priority areas of work to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people; early engagement, early permanence and improving the quality of care. The…

Adoption & Fostering Alliance – Forthcoming Events

Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland   FORTHCOMING EVENTS   Workshops When Placements disrupt in adoption and fostering 10 December, 2015 – Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh Cost: £110.00 + VAT AFA Scotland may run a whole day workshop on the chairing of disruptions, depending on demand. If you would be interested in this training,…

Contact the Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland

Details of the service provided by the newly established Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland (AFA) are now available on their website at AFA Scotland Alternatively contact at: Room 218, Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, The Exchange, Edinburgh EH3 8EB  [email protected]  0131 248 2403 Office hours Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm

New ‘Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland’ set up

The Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland created. Following the closure of BAAF in Scotland a new organisation has been set up to take on some of the vital work previously undertaken by BAAF. The ‘Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland’ (AFAS) will provide  training, consultancy and expert advice to professionals, and benefits from the extensive knowledge, skills and experience…

Transfer of Register Service

Following the announcement of the closure of BAAF, which has hosted Scotland’s Adoption Register for the last four years, the services provided by the Register have transferred to St Andrew’s Children’s Society. The announcement by the Scottish Government (click here) ensures that the work of the Register can be sustained with as little disruption as…

Forthcoming Events

Dates have been set for the next two ADOPTION EXCHANGE DAYS. . . Tuesday 27th October in Dundee Friday 27th November in Hamilton If you are a prospective adopter and would like to come along, speak to your social worker about making the necessary arrangements   The next two editions of SCOTTISH CHILDREN WAITING – the…

Latest Newsletter available

The latest edition of Scottish Children Waiting has been circulated to all adoption agencies and local authorities in Scotland. The newsletter provides profiles of a number of the children referred to the Register. If you are a prospective adopter and would like to see a copy of the newsletter these will be available from your social…

Scottish Children Waiting

The next edition of the Scottish Children Waiting newsletter will be available in mid June. Any social workers wanting to feature children in this edition need to send information to the Register by Friday 29th of May. Scottish Children Waiting has information about some of the children who are referred to the Register, with written profiles and photographs…

Scotland’s Adoption Register Regulations: Consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to assist with the drafting of the Adoption Register Regulations 2016 which will accompany Scotland’s Adoption Register. The Children and Young People Act 2014 has placed a duty on all adoption agencies to use Scotland’s Adoption Register and the Regulations will set out the key requirements for supplying, retaining…

SAR Co-ordinator post advertised

The post of Administrative Co-ordinator for Scotland’s Adoption Register is advertised today. Based at BAAF’s Rose Street office in Edinburgh, the Co-ordinator will play a key role in supporting and developing the work of the register. For full details of the post and information on how to apply go to: http://www.baaf.org.uk/node/7657